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Aug
23
comment At what age is it no longer appropriate for your child to be naked in public (e.g. on the beach)?
Well I'm in the UK.
Aug
23
comment Please help with defiant, stubborn and abusive 5yr old
I can only agree with this. I truely have every sympathy- it sounds very difficult. But spanking doesn't sound like it is going to solve the root problem.
Jul
11
comment What are the risks of putting a newborn baby to sleep on their front?
Quick update- our second child is now over a year old. And he slept soundly on his back throughout his first year.
Jan
3
comment Hyperemesis in second pregnancy if not in first?
My wife had hyperemesis with our first child, and was admitted into hospital on two occasions. For the second, she had morning sickness, but nothing as severe.
Dec
12
comment How do I tell my parents that my wife and I are pregnant?
Congratulations. My sister phoned my Mum on Mother's day, and casually wished her a "Happy Grandmother's Day". It took her a little while to work it out, but when she did... :-)
Dec
11
comment Is orange juice (or vitamin C) a stimulant?
Isn't it more likely to be the sugar?
Dec
5
comment How can I pick my son up from daycare without a struggle?
In my experience, this can be a dangerous game. Essentially, by saying that you're leaving, you are bluffing. Some kids will call your bluff and refuse to chase after you. If that happens, you are caught out, and the child may start to get suspicious of anything you say.
Nov
9
comment Can putting a one year old baby in a playschool for around 7 hours, daily, cause any psychological issues to the baby?
My son started nursery at 4 months. (We'd rather have waited, but circumstances dictated.) It's really not right to think of it as "throwing" them in. Nursery/playschool is a fun and caring place where your child can develop and learn, with trained professionals to help. That said, it's important not to leave your child somewhere you don't feel comfortable with. Maybe you could look at some nurseries, and talk to the staff?
Nov
9
comment Can putting a one year old baby in a playschool for around 7 hours, daily, cause any psychological issues to the baby?
That's quite subjective... I don't think so. Children soon adjust to their circumstances and learn to love them. It would never occur to them that anything could be different.
Sep
11
comment Should I encourage my 2½ year old to attempt to “read” his own stories?
Thanks. Where did people come from?
Sep
10
comment Should I encourage my 2½ year old to attempt to “read” his own stories?
As long as it was just the ads and not the graffiti :-)
May
31
comment Encouraging my 2-year-old to play independently
+1 for very interesting article.
May
29
comment How long can a 3-month-old go without eating?
Soooo jealous :-)
May
29
comment How to avoid corporal punishment?
I agree with Mathew. No blame being attached here. But if you genuinely feel like you can't maintain control over yourself, there are anger-management classes that could help you. Goodness knows, if anything is going to test you to your limits, it's your own children. I really do sympathise, but please seek help.
May
29
comment Can I help settle my child and make them enjoy nappy changing
Our friends have been using these since their little boy was a baby, and have found them great. I always thought they were for potty-training, and had my doubts about how to take them off when full of poo. But turns out they work well as normal nappies, and can be ripped off easily.
May
29
comment Do dummies (“pacifiers”) hinder speech development?
@Mathew Foscarini. Yes "dummy" is the normal word in England.
May
28
comment Can I help settle my child and make them enjoy nappy changing
Our little boy is 2½ and he's hated it from birth. At least now you can reason with/bribe him
May
15
comment How can I encourage my toddler to walk and not be carried?
I guess you're right. We are trying to do exactly this, and have been for a while. It's just that- well, sometimes you don't have time to wait out the tantrum because you're pushed for time.
Apr
16
comment How to reverse a new born's sleeping schedule?
Firstly, congratulations! Secondly, I'm in the same boat- Ours is 13 days old now, and my wife and I just feel like zombies. I asked a similar question a few days ago, and it looks like the best advice is to just wait it out. They'll learn eventually.
Apr
16
comment How to handle a toddler does not want to fall asleep?
@Torben Our 2 year old has an almost identical pattern, except that he does wake during the night too. So I really feel your pain. Maybe it's just their age?